Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 21:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X John Siracusa, the Mac OS X guru who writes those insanely detailed and well-written Mac OS X reviews for Ars Technica, once told a story about the evolution of the HFS+ file system in Mac OS X - he said it was a struggle between the Mac guys who wanted the features found in BeOS' BFS, and the NEXT guys who didn't really like these features. In the end, the Mac guys won, and over the course of six years, Mac OS X reached feature parity - and a little more - with the BeOS (at the FS level).
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chrish
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2005-07-14

Aren't most Linux systems still using ext2 for their filesystems? And he's complaining about HFS+ having legacy features? At least it's journalled. :-P

I still can't find a Linux distro with btrfs as the default (or even an option for non-/boot filesystems). Which is a shame, I'd like to check it out and compare to ZFS on my FreeBSD server.

OS X is the best desktop (and laptop) UNIX I've ever used.

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